MARQUETTE, MI. - Marylou King, 79, of Marquette, MI, died Monday morning, July 2, 2012.
The daughter of Emma and John Hogan, she was born on August 26, 1932 in Sault Ste Marie.
In her younger years Marylou owned a grocery store and spent several hours a day working. She also typed contracts for her husband's roofing company. Quiet and soft spoken, she was devoted to family and friends. On a daily basis, her home was the place where everyone gathered to enjoy large meals and home-made baked goods.
Throughout her life she was an avid reader, reading 6-7 books a week, but her true passion was painting images of Amish people in a variety of scenes. Several of her paintings were displayed at Presque Isle and at the American Legion. Recently, she was illustrating a book written by one of her sisters. Late evenings were spent working cross word puzzles that would challenge most people.
Marylou is survived by her husband William King of Marquette, MI; her son Robert (Marie) King of Marquette, MI; daughter Bethany Forbes of Tomah, WI; grandsons Dwight Forbes of Norfolk, VA and Jaron King of Marquette, MI; sisters Dorothy Weigel, Carol Huempfner , and Adaleen Hogan of Marquette, MI; brothers Dickie (Judy) Hogan of Cape Corel, FL and Terry Hogan of White Lake, MI; sisters-in-law Florence Martin and Carol King of Milwaukee, WI; cousin Patty Sandell of Marquette, MI; many nephews and nieces; friends, Rosemary Karageorge and Bonnie Parkens of Marquette, MI; and, her beloved cat, Baby.
Marylou will be remembered by everyone that knew her as a kind and generous person. Married for 62 years, her husband was the love of her life. Wife, mother, friend whatever "hat" she wore was worn with purpose to ensure the comfort of family and friends.
Honoring Mary Lou's request, private family funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com